May 06, 1961 02:25
Incident Successful: Yes
Location: Shoreacres, British Columbia Canada
Perpetrators: Sons of Freedom (SOF)
Event Type: Bombing/Explosion
Weapon Type(s): Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite (Time Fuse)
Organization Type: Religious,
Suicide Attack: No
Doubt Terror: No
1- Utilities(Electrical transformers/substations/ power lines)
Canadian Target: Yes
By foreigners against foreign target(s) in Canada:
Victims: 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Perpetrators: 3 involved, 0 fatalities, 0 injuries
Description: "05/06/1961: Two bombs, together comprising two dozen sticks of dynamite, were placed next to two Cominco hydro poles; a timer was placed between the two poles. The bombs exploded at 2:25 a.m., causing damage to the value of $542; power was not disrupted. Three Sons of Freedom (SOF) men were convicted and given jail terms ranging from three to ten years. This incident, along with several others came in the wake of the 05/05/1961 sentencing of several SOF Doukhobors in connection with the 01/01/1961 incident."
References: 1) "Kellett, A., Beanlands, B., Deacon, J., Jeffrey, H., & Lapalme, C. (1991). Terrorism in Canada 1960-1989, User Report no. 1990-16. Ottawa: Solicitor General Canada, National Security Coordination Centre, Police and Security Branch. p. 201."
2) "Ross, Jeffrey I. (1992). ATIC IV: Chronology of Domestic and International Terrorist Events in Canada, 1960-1990. Montreal, Qc: International Centre for Comparative Criminology. p. 5"